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Amity Insurance Newsletter – February 2, 2010

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Car Insurance 101 – The Importance of the Annual Insurance Checkup
Few people look forward to shopping for insurance, and once that coverage is in place there is a strong temptation to simply leave it as is. But that set it and forget it approach can be a big mistake. Insurance needs change over time, and it is important for everyone to take a look at their own insurance needs to make sure those life, health, home and car insurance policies are still providing adequate coverage and protection…more »

Homebuyer Tax Credit Program Extended into 2010
In November 2009, President Obama signed the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 which included an extension of the original $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit and also created a new, $6,500 credit for current homeowners buying a new home. The credit is available to qualifying buyers who sign a binding sales contract on or before April 30, 2010, and close by June 30, 2010…more »

Protect Your Business by Giving Employees Rules for Social Media
Business use of social media tools (also known as "social networking tools") has taken off in recent years. Organizations of all types and sizes are reaching out to customers with blogs, podcasts, networking Web sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, and micro-blogging services like Twitter. These technologies are new and exciting, and present vast new opportunities for publicizing a brand. However, a business using any new technology assumes certain risks…more »

When Does Your Insurance Company Have to Defend You in Court?
Commercial general liability insurance pays for lawsuit settlements or court judgments that an organization would otherwise have to pay for certain types of harm others suffer. These include bodily injuries, property damage, advertising injuries, and personal injuries such as violations of privacy. Another benefit of this insurance, however, can be just as valuable or even more so: coverage for the cost of legal defense…more »

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